Friday, October 27, 2017

My 1000th Blog Post



WHAT ???? Is this really my 1000th post?  In March of 2009 I began this journey called blogging.  I really had no idea what I was doing but it didn't take me long to get it figured out and to thoroughly enjoy it.  I had no idea of the many friends that I would make in the process and how many folks would actually say to me, "I so enjoy your blog."  That is like icing on the cake for me when others enjoy reading the posts I have written.  Heartfelt thanks to you, my readers, for your support, kind words, and for hanging in there with me these past 8 1/2 years.  Now, on to my 1000th post...........
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Hubby and I went to Oklahoma last week to see our daughter and her family.  She and her oldest were on fall break so it was a good time to spend with them.


I often say that it's like going to a zoo when we go see them.  They live out in the country and they have horses, sheep, a cat and raise and breed Corgi's.  It's all hands on deck around their house when it comes to feeding all these critters.  I can only hope that these animals bring them a lot of enjoyment because they are a whole lot of work. And, it doesn't matter what the weather is, raining, hot or freezing cold, they have to be fed. ~not for me~ But, on the other hand, feeding time is also family time.  Most evenings Bridget and Coleman join Clint and Clancy in the process and Coleman likely has the most fun of all.  He chases after the dogs and sheep, plays on the tractor and just enjoys being outside. ~he's all boy for sure~


Poppa got Clancy's bicycle out and Coleman was ready to jump right on it.  Coleman doesn't back off from much of anything and I fully expect he'll be riding a bike (without training wheels) shortly. ~that could be an exaggeration~  He also gave Poppa a run for his money. ~chuckle~


Clancy works with the sheep several times a week in preparation for showing them next spring.  I have always heard that sheep are stubborn and now I know it firsthand.  Poor Clancy has to work hard to get the crazy things to do what he wants them to do but in the end, Clancy won the battle.  And, little brother follows him every step of the way trying to get his hands on the sheep as well.

One day Bridget and I were able to enjoy a mother/daughter day.  Those days seem to be few and far between, so this was extra special for sure.  We started our day at Inspirations  in Edmond, Oklahoma.  What a perfect start to our day.  It is just beautiful and the breakfast was out of this world.  

After we ate we enjoyed browsing the through the shop.  Everything beautifully displayed.  It was, as I stated, a most perfect start to a most fun day spent with my girl.

Again, thank you so much for being one of my readers.  You are a blessing to me and I pray that my blog is a blessing and enjoyment to all who stop by.  Hugs to all of you!

NOTE: Hubby and I will be off to beautiful Branson, Mo. this next week so I'll be out of pocket.  I'll have lots to share upon our return.  See you then!

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

20 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 1,000th post! Time most certainly is flying by! Looks like a fun time in Oklahoma and I'm sure you'll have a great time in Branson, as well!

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  2. Congrats. I always enjoy stopping by and you and your daughter are beautiful and so are your grand boys! I am headed out with my mom today too and we don't get to do it often but it's so special when we do! xoxo ERIN

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  3. Congratulations Lea, I count you among my best friends here in bogland you are always so gracious. Mother/daughter days are always so special. Good luck to Clancy on getting his sheep ready to show, yes, sheep are stubborn, Now we know why we are compared to sheep in the bible. ~wink~
    We are going to make a country girl out of you yet! ~smile~
    Have a great time in Branson, this is still on my bucket list.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  4. Congrats! Now I want to see how many I've posted. I have no clue! I wonder if we are that similar to sheep... if that's why there are often analogy's in the bible regarding us as such? ;) Have a great time in Branson!

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  5. Congratulations on your 1000th blog post! I love my visits here. Blessings!

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  6. Congrats, Lea. I am almost sure that I have been following you from the beginning and enjoyed every minute. Great pics of you and your family. Aren't Mother-Daughter days simply the best? Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Congratulations on your 1000th post...wow! It still amazes me that I have been able to meet the nicest people through blogging. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time in OK with your family. What a great family activity it surely must be taking care of those animals....and it's always fun to have "just us girls" time!

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  8. Congratulations! I love the photos you shared.

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  9. 1000! That’s a lot of fun, thoughtful, interesting experiences to share. I have so enjoyed following your blog, which was the inspiration for starting my own 6 years ago. Thanks for all the guidance you gave me. Bridget’s life is so different from the one she grew up in, and yet she is so well suited for it. She is not only a beautiful lady, but a great Mom as well. I know you treasure every moment together.

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  10. Congratulations on your 1,000th post, Lea.

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  11. Congrat's on hanging in here for 1,000 posts. I love reading each one you write! Loved your pics. Now you've made me wonder how many posts I've got-2375. wow.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  12. Wowzers! 1000 blog posts is a wonderful achievement. Huge congratulations, Lea. It was so interesting to read this post today as I just got home from the pumpkin patch (an annual tradition that started in 1994) where I watched all the liitlies oohing over the chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats and piglets. It occurred to me that this might be the very first time many of them have ever seen these animals. Your grandchildren are indeed blessed.

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  13. Congrats on 1000 posts!!! Good for you. It's amazing the bonds of friendship that we find in blogland, isn't it?

    Love that you got to experience the 'family zoo' up close and personal. Growing up on a farm I can tell you firsthand that it is a WHOLE LOTTA work-caretaking animals and doing chores. My uncle had sheep and he was good with them-but always said they were not the smartest animals in the animal kingdom--and almost untrainable. Sheep can not be herded. This is a fact, they just separate and go around the Herder. They do blindly follow a sheep who leads them though. This is where the term comes from of people being like sheep...lol xo Diana

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  14. You are the woman!!!!! 1000....WOW! Congrats! Love your mother daughter day; what beauties you are!!!! Your grands smiles must light up your life! Enjoy this weekend gorgeous lady!!

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  15. Your daughter is beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful time, and... enjoy Branson!

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  16. Awe, so glad you enjoyed your sweet girl Lea. Looks like you had fun. Congratulations on your 1000th post! Hoping you have fun on your trip. Can't wait to hear all about it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. Congratulations! I'm so glad you've stuck with it as I always enjoy reading your blog. Farm life I'm sure is rewarding, but it is a lot of work too. Your mother/daughter day looked like something I'd enjoy too.

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  18. Congrats on 1000...you have been blogging a long time! What a fun trip for you and hubby enjoying the grands and your sweet family! Blessings~

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  19. Who knew... exactly the same month and year that I started blogging:) I have enjoyed it so much and met SO many sweet friends including you! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  20. 1000!!!! WOW! That's quite the accomplishment. CONGRATULATIONS! Visiting your daughter looks like so much fun and those precious grands are just the cherry on top. How nice to get some one on one time with your daughter. Have I mentioned my husband is from Edmond? His parents still live there. We hadn't been in years but have gone twice in the last 18 months. It's a really nice town. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! XO

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!